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1234 >>supervisor norman yee: ms. yee, you are here. you have not been here for a while. you can make a comment. >> no comment. i have done it for 2 years. i think it's a reappointment. >>supervisor norman yee: can you tell me what you have done? >> i have been the board of san francisco health plan and learning what the system is all about. the second year you are trying to help make decisions. now that i pretty much acclimated to the system, hopefully the next two 2 years will be beneficial in being a board member and commenting and recommending ideas to the san francisco health plan. i have to commend the staff for all the hard work that they do. we share a common goal by taking care of the low income population. i think this is beneficial for both.
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>>supervisor norman yee: have you thought about as you move on to your next term, the things you would like to pursue? >> i always follow the footsteps of what the ceo provides. i follow what they recommend. if there is anything that is above and beyond or doesn't seem right, it's my job to basically ask questions to make sure that san francisco health plan is very transparent. >>supervisor norman yee: colleagues, any questions? thank you very much. is there any additional public comment? seeing none, public comment is closed. colleagues, is there a recommendation? >>supervisor david campos: yes, i would like to make a motion to move the reappointment for ms. brenda yee for a positive recommendation.
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>> john gibner again. this is provided understate law and requires that the members of the commission either must work in the city or reside in the city so that charter position usually requires a waiver position does not apply in this case. >>supervisor norman yee: motion passes. thank you. congratulations, once again. bye now. madam clerk. item 4. city clerk: item 4: 140134: [appointment, graffiti advisory board] hearing to consider appointing one member, term ending april 10, 2015, to the graffiti advisory board. clerk of the boardd vacant seat 14, succeeding debbie shea, term expired, must represent a business that operates in san francisco, for the unexpired portion of a two- year term ending april city clerk: sf 41234 >>supervisor norman yee: ms. deedey workman. >> good afternoon, i'm with the san francisco chamber of commerce. the chamber of commerce represents over 1500
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businesses in san francisco. i would like to thank you for considering me in the graffiti advisory board and i have had the experience to interact with it and it would be my honor to serve on it. i joined with san francisco beautiful as executive director. san francisco beautiful is a longstanding civic improvement in the city. i was executive director there for 11 years and i had the capacity to address graffiti issues and support graffiti abatement across the city and giving funding to community groups to clean up graffiti and also includes giving a grant to the san francisco police department to use cameras to take pictures to document and track graffiti vandals and data base. i'm not sure what happened with that project, but i was working with
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officer puts at the time at the police department. i have been with the chamber since 2012. i work with san francisco partners and community groups everyday and work with different sizes and deal with the challenges and certainly graffiti is one of those, and i will work with to get input and i believe i will be an effective advocate on the san francisco advisory board and i also happen to live in saint mary's park and i have raised my son there and i have to deal on a personal level with graffiti issues. that neighborhood has gotten much better. it's a personal issue to me as i'm a resident of san francisco. i have a lot to give to the city and the
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graffiti advisory board and i have a lot to offer. >>supervisor norman yee: thank you. any questions? supervisor campos? >>supervisor david campos: i wanted to say she forgot to say she's a resident of district 9. thank you for being interested in doing it. >> thank you very much. >>supervisor norman yee: is there any additional public comment? seeing none, public comment is closed. is there a recommendation? >>supervisor david campos: move this item forward with positive recommendation. >>supervisor norman yee: no objection, motion passes. thank you very much. congratulations. item 5? city clerk: item 5: 140135: [appointment, citizens general obligation bond oversight committee] hearing to consider appointing one member, term expiring november 21, 2014, to the citizens general obligation bond oversight committee. vacant seat 2, succeeding robert muscat, term expired, must be active in labor organizations, for the unexpired portion of a two-year term ending y clerk: sf 51234 >>supervisor norman yee: okay.
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michael seville. >> thank you. it's my honor to be able to join the city. our city's ability to improve our capital infrastructure is one of the most important issues for our city. as san francisco continues on its economic revival and the transparent manner, the voters of san francisco have declared it's crucial for the government to keep up with our evolving city. having spent much of the past years with labor representative, with local 21, i now serve as a director of research and communications for local 216789 . i have worked with the city on impressive capital project including the water improvement plan and san francisco rebuild. through all of this whether meeting with engineers, architects, elected
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officials or before the civil service commission i have been informed about how to handle large scale projects and understand the contracting process of the city will make me a valuable asset to this committee. as a labor attorney i have been able to work on mous and work on all civil servants on both concepts and delivery. i am proud of labor's efforts over the past couple of years such as the city has one of the highest bond ratings ever. it will run as efficiently and practically as possible as this commission is tasked with working on audits and the whistle blower program and i will work so the city is run free and unwarranted of practices and procedures. thank you for your consideration. i will be happy to answer any questions. >>supervisor norman yee: any
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questions? seeing none, lucky. is there any additional public comment? seeing none, public comment is closed. colleagues, any recommendation? >>supervisor david campos: move this item forward with a positive recommendation and thank you to mr. seville for his interest in serving. >>supervisor norman yee: with no objection, the motion passes. congratulations. okay, moving on. city clerk: item 6. item 5: 140135: [appointment, citizens general obligation bond oversight committee] hearing to consider appointing one member, term expiring november 21, 2014, to the citizens general obligation bond oversight committee. vacant seat 2, succeeding robert muscat, term expired, must be active in labor organizations, for the unexpired portion of a two-year term ending y clerk: item 6. sf 51234 singa, c'mon up. >> good afternoon. my name is kroout singa and i'm
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interested in becoming the city advisory committee in the renter seat. i have been on the cac for the last 2 years and also served as the vice-chair and i found the role to be very interesting and rewarding to have the opportunity to strengthen the neighborhood structure in the planning area in which i both lived and worked. i also bring to the committee over 15 years of professional experience specifically in multimodal transportation planning and establish products to improve transit access for land use and economic and social development. i currently work at the san francisco department of environment where i manage the commuter transportation programs and outreach services. my interest and experiences also is not only limited to transportation. i understand the factors that contribute to making a complete functioning and vibrant neighborhood for residents and visitors
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including access to basic services, amenities to parks and schools. on a personal level, i grew up in san francisco and lived in the area for years. i also work in the planning area and understand the multi- modal areas and in the current and future developments that open over the course of the year. to conclude i'm interested to contribute to the market octavia community and in a way that is sustainable and cohesive and long-term impact. >>supervisor norman yee: any questions? >>supervisor katy tang: no questions but a comment that
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i appreciate your contribution. i think you bring to the table a really great integration with your personal and professional life. i think you would be a great continuing addition to cac. >>supervisor norman yee: there is three other seats. which includes kenneth wingard and dennis rifdz and jason henderson. they are not here, however they have reached out to my office. two of three gave us written statements. the other one we spoke to. do you have any opinions about this? >>supervisor david campos: i don't know if there is any public comment. normally i want to hear from folks, but
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i think we did get statements from the bulk of them and it seems that everything that i have heard that they are doing a good job. i don't have a problem moving forward but i would defer to my colleagues. >>supervisor katy tang: thank you supervisor campos. i did have the opportunity to meet with jason henderson. he did have the opportunity to meet with us and i would allow him to don't serve. and i heard from mr. wingard who is out of town. i don't know if we heard from mr. richards. >>supervisor norman yee: we made a connection in my office with him. he was planning to submit a statement. i don't have any indication whether we received it or not. >>supervisor katy -- we did
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not receive anything. >>supervisor norman yee: we could either just by looking at the resume have him fill the seat or we can just continue that one seat if you like. seat no. 5. dennis richards. >>supervisor katy tang: i see that he is continuing in his role. i would liked to ask about some of his absences at meetings in the past. so i don't know if there is anyone who is here for public comment to speak on his behalf? no. okay. okay, i guess if you are staff for the cac, i'm wondering if there is any explanation or if you can speak to his contribution there? >> good afternoon
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supervisors, my name is alexa smith at the staff department. your question was specifically about dennis richards? i upside his office, he works for sales force and he's been called away for travel very frequently in the past year but he's indicated he's moving to semi retirement and that will no longer be the case in the future . when he's able to attend the meetings he's generally thoughtful and consider -- consider and things through the issues at hand. >>supervisor norman yee: is there any additional public comment? seeing none, public comment is closed. >> would you like to make a recommendation? >>supervisor katy tang: i would like to make a recommendation to move forward
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all of our candidates. singa, wingard and richards and henderson. yee >>supervisor norman yee: any objection? no objection. motion passes. this moves us right where we will ask you to leave. we are going >> the committee voted unanimously to move items 8 and 9 with a full recommendation. >>supervisor norman yee: can i have a motion to not sdoes -- disclose what happened in
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closed session? >> so moved. >> so the motion passes. madam clerk is there anything else? city clerk: that concludes everything for today. >> okay. if there is nothing further, this meeting is now adjourned. thank you very much. >> >> when a resident of san francisco is looking for health care, you look in your neighborhood first. what is closest to you? if you come to a neighborhood health center or a clinic, you then have access it a system of
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care in the community health network. we are a system of care that was probably based on the family practice model, but it was really clear that there are special populations with special needs. the cole street clinic is a youth clinic in the heart of the haight ashbury and they target youth. tom woodell takes care of many of the central city residents and they have great expertise in providing services for many of the homeless. potrero hill and southeast health centers are health centers in those particular communities that are family health centers, so they provide health care to patients across the age span. . >> many of our clients are working poor. they pay their taxes. they may run into a rough patch now and then and what we're
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able to provide is a bridge towards getting them back on their feet. the center averages about 14,000 visits a year in the health clinic alone. one of the areas that we specialize in is family medicine, but the additional focus of that is is to provide care to women and children. women find out they're pregnant, we talk to them about the importance of getting good prenatal care which takes many visits. we initially will see them for their full physical to determine their base line health, and then enroll them in prenatal care which occurs over the next 9 months. group prenatal care is designed to give women the opportunity to bond during their pregnancy with other women that have similar due dates. our doctors here are family doctors. they are able to help these women deliver their babies at the hospital, at general hospital. we also have the wic program, which is a program that
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provides food vouchers for our families after they have their children, up to age 5 they are able to receive food vouchers to get milk and cereal for their children. >> it's for the city, not only our clinic, but the city. we have all our children in san francisco should have insurance now because if they are low income enough, they get medical. if they actually have a little more assets, a little more income, they can get happy family. we do have family who come outside of our neighborhood to come on our clinic. one thing i learn from our clients, no matter how old they are, no matter how little english they know, they know how to get to chinatown, meaning they know how to get to our clinic. 85 percent of our staff is
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bilingual because we are serving many monolingual chinese patients. they can be child care providers so our clients can go out and work. >> we found more and more women of child bearing age come down with cancer and they have kids and the kids were having a horrible time and parents were having a horrible time. how do parents tell their kids they may not be here? what we do is provide a place and the material and support and then they figure out their own truth, what it means to them. i see the behavior change in front of my eyes. maybe they have never been able to go out of boundaries, their lives have been so rigid to sort of expressing that makes tremendous changes. because we did what we did, it is now sort of a nationwide model. >> i think you would be surprised if you come to these clinics. many of them i think would be
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your neighbors if you knew that. often times we just don't discuss that. we treat husband and wife and they bring in their kids or we treat the grandparents and then the next generation. there are people who come in who need treatment for their heart disease or for their diabetes or their high blood pressure or their cholesterol or their hepatitis b. we actually provide group medical visits and group education classes and meeting people who have similar chronic illnesses as you do really helps you understand that you are not alone in dealing with this. and it validates the experiences that you have and so you learn from each other. >> i think it's very important to try to be in tune with the needs of the community and a lot of our patients have -- a lot of our patients are actually immigrants who have a
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lot of competing priorities, family issues, child care issues, maybe not being able to find work or finding work and not being insured and health care sometimes isn't the top priority for them. we need to understand that so that we can help them take care of themselves physically and emotionally to deal with all these other things. they also have to be working through with people living longer and living with more chronic conditions i think we're going to see more patients coming through. >> starting next year, every day 10,000 people will hit the age of 60 until 2020. . >> the needs of the patients that we see at kerr senior center often have to do with the consequences of long standing substance abuse and mental illness, linked to their chronic diseases.
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heart failure, hypertension, diabetes, cancer, stroke, those kinds of chronic illnesses. when you get them in your 30's and 40's and you have them into your aging process, you are not going to have a comfortable old age. you are also seeing in terms of epidemics, an increase in alzheimer's and it is going to increase as the population increases. there are quite a few seniors who have mental health problems but they are also, the majority of seniors, who are hard-working, who had minimum wage jobs their whole lives, who paid social security. think about living on $889 a month in the city of san francisco needing to buy medication, one meal a day, hopefully, and health care. if we could provide health care
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early on we might prevent (inaudible) and people would be less likely to end up in the emergency room with a drastic outcome. we could actually provide prevention and health care to people who had no other way of getting health care, those without insurance, it might be more cost effective >> on december 28, 1912. san francisco mayor, sonny jim rolph stared into the crowds of those who have gathered. a moment in history. the birth of a publicly own transit system. san francisco municipal railway. muni as it would become to be
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known. happy birthday, muni, here is to the next 100 years. the birth of muni had been a long-time coming. over the years the city was disjointed privately owned companies. horses and steam and electric-powered vehicles. creating a hodgepodge of transit options. none of them particularly satisfying to city residents. the city transit system like the city itself would have changes during the san francisco earthquake. the transition that will pursue from this aftermath would change san francisco's transportation system once again. facilitated by city boss, abe
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ruth, ushering in the electric city car. the writing was on the wall. the clammer had begun for the experiment including public transit people. owned by the people and for the people. the idea of a consolidated city-owned transit system had begun traction. and in 1909, voters went to the polls and created a bond measure to create the people's railway. would become a reality three years later. on december 28, 1912, mayor sonny rolph introduced the new geary electric streetcar line and the new san francisco
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railway. that he said would be the nucleus that would host the city. and san francisco gave further incentive to expand the city's network. a project by way of tunnel leading into chinatown by way of north beach. in december the first streetcar was driven into the tunnel. just two years after its berth, muni had added two lines. and k, l and m lines that span out from westportal. in 1928, the j line opened heading west to the beach. in 1944 san francisco voters finally approved muni take-over of the market street railway.
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by then motor bus and trolley bus improvement had given them the ability to conquer san francisco's hills. after the war most of the street-car lines would be replaced with motor or trolley bus service. in 1947, the mayor recommended replacing two lines with motor coaches. and it appeared that san francisco's iconic cable cars had seen their final days. entered mrs. cluskin, the leader to save the cable cars. arguing that the cable cars were a symbol of the city, and she entered a charter placed on the november ballot. it passed overwhelmly. the california street cable railway was purchased by the city in 1952.
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there were cut backs on the cable car system and in 1957 only three lines would remain. the three lines that exist today. in 1964 the cable car's future as part of california's transit system was sealed when it was proclaimed a national historic landmark. in february, 1980, muni metro were officially inaugurated. in that same year, muni received its first fleet of buses equipped with wheelchair lifts. in 1982 when the cable car had a shut-down, they added an
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alternative attraction to the cars. the festival was a huge hit and would continue for the next four summers in a permanent f-line that would extend all the way to fisherman's wharf, by 2000 the f-line was in place. and in 2007 muni extended the third line to the southeast corner and returning to third street. for the first time in 60 years. in the course of last 100 years, muni's diverse workforce forged by men and women of innovation have reflected the many cultures that flock to the city. muni's ground-breaking antidiscrimination has guaranteed equal opportunity for


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